Wednesday 26th August 2020

Walks and Events program: We’re pleased to be able to announce that the board has decided that this can now been resumed. If you are able to lead any walks or events please contact Simon Marquis at field_meetings@cbwps.org.uk . We will post any events or walks up on the website sightings page and will update the Calendar as they come in.

Late News, 23/08, Pentire Head/Rumps: 100+ Gannets close in-shore heading west, 5 Kestrel, 50+ Linnet, 2 Wheatear, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Shag, 2 Ocean Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal. (S Marquis)

Late news, 25/8, Porthgwarra (06:00-18:30): 4 Great Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe, M Hawkes)

Late news, 25/8, Downderry (07:00-09:25): moving west 192+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 60 Gannets, 11 Fulmar, 6 Storm Petrels, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 16 Sandwich Terns and 1 Arctic Tern. (1845-1945): 13 Storm Petrels west. (A Payne)

St Agnes: (0630- 0900) 3 adult Sabine’s Gull, 37 Common Tern, 34 Arctic Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Puffin, 2 Whimbrel , 1 Grey Phalarope , 1 juvenile Arctic Skua, 1 adult pale phase Pomarine Skua, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 3 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 8 European Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Common Scoter. (B Bosisto)

Pendeen (06:15-10:15): 6 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwaters (0822 & 0826), c30,500 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Storm Petrel, 132 Fulmar, 15 Common Scoter, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, adult Sabine’s Gull (0740), 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Commic Tern, 9 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 4 Razorbills, 2 Guillemot, 1 Wheatear. Also an adult Great Black-backed Gull killed a Manx Shearwater. (D Flumm) (06:00-12:00): 3 Sabine’s Gull, 6 Great Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwater , 17 Arctic Skua, 15 Bonxie, 3 Wilson’s Petrel (8.30, 9.10, 10.37), 1 Leach’s Petrel (11.18), 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 Arctic Tern, 13 Sandwich Tern. (S. Rogers, P Clement, G Taylor, G Lawlor, P Taylor, H Mitchell, R Wilkins) (06:00-17:00): Also 1 Wilson’s Petrel (15.25). (M Hawkes, M McKee) 1 Leach’s Petrel (10.39). Also further combined totals of 16 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 55 Common Scoter, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 32 Arctic Skua, 27 Great Skua, 69 Sandwich Tern, 9 Arctic Tern 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew. (B Mellow, M McKee, M Hawkes, S Rowe) (1700 -1800): 2 Great Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua (17.45). (J Hawkey)

Sabine’s Gull – Nigel Rogers

Lizard Point: (07.15-09.30) 1 Pomarine Skua, 7 Storm Petrel. (D Collins)

Housel Bay: imm Garganey on the pond. (D Collins)

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe still present around gardens above Lambeage Hall, please respect residents privacy. (P Hopwood)

Croft Pascoe Plantation, Goonhilly: 3+ Spotted Flycatchers. (A Witheywood)

Hannafore, Looe:  3 Eider close to shore, 2 Sandwich Terns, 3 Oystercatchers, 2 Cormorants fishing close to shore.  Numerous Swallows and Sand mMartins still feeding. (D Sharp)

Creegbrawse, Chacewater:  4 Mistle Thrush. ( B. Toms)

Hayle Estuary: c20 Sandwich Terns. (D Cains)

Nr. St. Buryan: 1 Barn Owl (N R Rogers)

Barn Owl – Nigel Rogers

The Rumps and Pentire: 5 Fulmar, 7 Gannet, 24 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel, 43 Oystercatcher, 45 Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Swallow, 8 Rock Pipit, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 3 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw, 35 Rook, 18 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldfinch, 45 Linnet, 2 Sunfish, 2 Grey Seal, 20 Small White, 1 Small Copper, 5 Common Blue, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 18 Gatekeeper, 15 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath. (M Scawen et al.)

Rock Beach: 14 Sandwich Tern feeding offshore. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 11 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Coot, 1m Tufted Duck, 39 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, 62 Canada Geese, 3 Cormorant, 1 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher (1 juv), 11 Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 2 Grey Heron. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary:1 Barn Owl opposite filling station at 8.15pm.(S Grose)

Porthleven: 1 Kestrel. (J Chesher)

Colliford Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 10 Dunlin, 18 Ringed Plover, 1 ad Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Little Egret, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c.20 Pied Wagtail. (P Roseveare)

Siblyback: 1 Hobby, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper,1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barnacle Goose in with Canada Geese, 25 Little Grebe,1 f Tufted,1 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Cormorants, Spotted Flycatchers with young, 3 Treecreeper, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Teal. (C Buckland)

Mousehole: 100+ Gannet, 30+ Manx Shearwater, pod of 10 Common Dolphins. (J Howells)

Penzance: 200+ Gannet, 100+ Manx Shearwater, 20+ Storm Petrel, Immature Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, multiple pods Common Dolphins, Blue-fin Tuna. All seen from Atlantic Adventure Penzance 15:30-17:30. (J Howells)

Davidstow Airfield: 20 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 2 Ruff,1 Turnstone, 3 Wheatear. (S Windle)

Ruff – Stevan Windle

Newquay: 11 Tawny Owl heard +1 presumed Road kill Bird at Trevemper Roundabout. (S Grose)

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Monday 24th August 2020

Porthgwarra: 2 Wilson’s Petrel, 16 Great Shearwater, 111 Storm Petrel, 21 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Great Skua until 1045. (I Prentice) Also, (1145-1500), 8 Great Shearwater, 11 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Long-tailed Skua, 87 Storm Petrel, 3 Arctic Skua, Great Skua & Green Sandpiper. (M Wallace) Additional 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 10 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua to 1600. (N R Rogers) Wryneck again 200m towards Coastguards from pines SE of Trevean. (R Bradbury)

Sooty Shearwater, Nigel Rogers

Mount’s Bay: 1 Wilson’s Petrel offshore Mousehole 1940, 3 Great Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Arctic Skua, many Storm Petrel all from Mermaid II. (M Elliott)

Devoran: 1 Knot, 110 Redshank, 8 Black tailed Godwit, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 105 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 20 Oystercatcher (D Eva) Also, 1 albino Starling among a flock of 8. (N Gupta)

Albino Starling – N Gupta

Caradon Hill: 2 Redstart (female and juvenile), 5 Swallows, 1 Linnet. (C&J Duffy)

Stithians Reservoir: 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Lapwing, 2 Curlew. (J St Ledger)

Black-tailed Godwit, John St Ledger

Drift Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 30 House Martin, 20 Swift. (J St Ledger, R Menari, D Flumm)

Siblyback Reservoir: 1 Barnacle Goose, 87 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Dunlin, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2nd cal Hobby. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park: 1 Green Woodpecker, 18 Swift, 60 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 Sandwich Tern. (B Bosisto, L Payne)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 5 (3 juv) Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sandwich Tern, 7 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Chiffchaff singing. (R Veal)

Cape Cornwall: 10+ Storm Petrel reported late afternoon.

Mousehole: near ad Long-tailed Skua, 10 Storm Petrel reported past.

Pendeen: 3 Storm Petrel reported past.

Lizard: 1+ Wilson’s Petrel, 2 Great Shearwater, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Storm Petrel reported.

Looe: Common Sandpiper on East Looe beach and Oystercatcher at Plaidy. (S Jones)

Oystercatcher, Steve Jones

Common Sandpiper, Steve Jones

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Sunday 23rd August 2020

Late news, 19/08, Newlyn: 1 Curlew Sandpiper (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/08, Devoran: 2 Knot (M Buckley)

Late news, 22/8, Mount’s Bay: Large feeding frenzy off Longrock in the evening included 30+ Storm Petrel, 300+ Gannet and 500+ mixed gulls, also 2 Grey Phalarope and a dark phase Arctic Skua. (S Rogers, DK Parker, M Ahmad)

Towan Head (07:30-09:00): 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Common Scoter, 9 Whimbrel, 15 Sandwich Tern, c8000 Manx Shearwater. (S Rowe)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Storm Petrel, 3 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull late afternoon. (S Rowe)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 15 Curlew, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 20 Cormorant, 1 Swift, 5 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 1 Fox, 3 Small Tortoiseshell. (S Van Hear) Also reported, 2 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper. (G Adams)

Porthgwarra: Wryneck near the pines SE of Trevean. (M Wallace)

Nanjizal Valley: 59 ringed. Migrants included 1 Wheatear, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Warbler, 16 Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat. Overhead, Marsh Harrier, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Com Sandpiper, 1 Snipe. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto, R Wilkins, J Ryan)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 9 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, c4500 Manx Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrel, 54 Fulmar, 2 Gadwall, 2 Common Scoter, 34 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Phalarope, 6 Turnstone, 10 Whimbrel, 30+ Dunlin, 9 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 4 adult Sabine’s Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 7 commic tern, 32 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, 2 Wheatear, also 1 Sunfish and 2 Bluefin Tuna. (D Flumm, I Prentice, S Rogers, P Clement, M Spicer, M Ahmad) Wilson’s Petrel at 11:13. (J Carr) Additionally, 21 Storm Petrel, 30 Sandwich Tern, 52 Whimbrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua. (B Mellow)

Pendeen: 2 Ravens, a Wheatear & a Stonechat by the Coastguard Cottages (A Hartley)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Dunlin. (I Prentice) Also, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, juv Ringed Plover, 2+ White Wagtail. (R Veal)

Millbrook: 105 Redshank, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull & 1 Kingfisher (P Kemp)

St John’s Lake, Torpoint: 60+ Ad & 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 9 Whimbrel, 109 Oystercatcher (P Kemp)

Kingsmill Lake: Cattle Egret still on marsh NW of bird hide. Also,1 Osprey over, 70+ Curlew, 34 Dunlin and 6 Ring Plover (M Beer, C Buckland)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 5 Cormorant, 9 Mallard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Lapwing (incl 4 juvs), 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Osprey (07:00 to 07:13), 3 Raven, 45 Carrion Crow, 54 Jackdaw, 9 Magpie, 1 Starling, 3 Wood Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow, 1 Blackbird, 4 Wheatear, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 86 Goldfinch, 131 Linnet, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin and 1 Wren. (DA Conway)

The Lizard: Pied Flycatcher at Church Cove. Also a Dunlin at Windmill Farm. (D Wright)

Pied Flycatcher – Doughy Wright

St Ives: Adult Iceland Gull, 6 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Great Skua, 2 Med Gull, 100+ Storm Petrel, 3 Common Tern, 2 Whimbrel,4 Sandwich Tern, 100+ Gannet, 1000+ Manx past the Island. (N Sluman) Also reported, 18 Common Scoter, 120 Gannet, 14 Shag, 3 Cormorant, 22 Fulmar, 400+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Kestrel (f), 2 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Lesser-black backed Gull, 4 Great-black backed Gull, 107 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, 8 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling. 64 Ocean Sunfish (between 10:35 – 15:00). 12 Common Dolphins (15:15) (P. Nason).

Great Skua – Peter Nason

St Ives: A Sparrowhawk caught, killed and ate a Collared Dove in my garden and a flock of 36 Goldfinches feeding on the feeders. (V Stratton)

Buttermilk Hill: A flock of 42 Linnets mostly juveniles in a creche with a few adults, a Northern Wheatear juvenile on passage and a brood of 4 fledgling Stonechats just out of the nest which is the third brood for this pair. (V Stratton)

Northern Wheatear – Viv Stratton

Linnet – Viv Stratton

Hayle Estuary: 1 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. (M Halliday)

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Yellow-legged Gull – Mark Halliday

Newbridge: Barn Owl hunting 0540. (R Veal)

Carkeel: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red legged Partridge (presumed roadkill). (S Grose)

Polbathic: 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Bodmin Parkway station / Lanhydrock: 6 Nuthatch, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Siskin, 50+ Sand Martin in and out of tallest beech trees, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper, 30+ Goldcrest, 19 Coal Tit, 5 Buzzard. (S Grose)

Porth Reservoir: 13 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher. (S Grose)

Helston Boating Lake: 1 presumed escaped drake Ferruginous Duck still. (K Vinicombe)

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Saturday 22nd August 2020

Coverack: 1 Hoopoe around Headland apartments but mobile, please respect residents privacy. Also 1+ juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Commic Tern, 1 Kittiwake from Chynhalls Headland. (D Beadle)

Trevose Head (6.45-1100): 2 Wilsons Petrel, 7 Storm Petrel, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skua, 1 Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Tern, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover and 5 Yellow-legged Gull. (P Roseveare, B Bosisto)

Pendeen, 06:00-12:00: 27 Sooty Shearwater, c7300 Manx Shearwater (by 10:00), 115 Storm Petrel, 72 Fulmar, 16 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 ad. Sabine’s Gull, 11 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwater, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 10 Turnstone, 15 Med Gull, 22 comic tern 23 Sandwich Tern, 1 Razorbill, also 3+ Sunfish. (S. Rogers, P. Clement, R Wilkins, M Ahmad, D Flumm, M McKee, DK Parker, T Mills et al.) Also Wilson’s Petrel. (D Pointon, N Hunt, per M Elliott) Band-rumped Storm Petrel, 260 Storm Petrel and Pomarine Skua reported this evening.

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Manx Shearwater – Tony Mills

Cape Cornwall (11:30-14:15): 2 Great Shearwater, 2 large shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 3 Storm Petrel reported.

East Pentire, Newquay (14.30-17.00): 1 Balearic Shearwater, 295 Manx Shearwater, 14 Storm Petrel and 5 Ocean Sunfish. (T Wilson)

Towan Head (07:15-09:00): 3 Sooty Shearwater, c6000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whimbrel. (16:45-18:10): 15 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (S Rowe)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1+ Kingfisher, 1 ad Spotted Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper 1+ Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4  Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 93 Canada Geese, 3 hybrid geese, 35 Mallard, 1 Teal. (Peter Maddern, DK Parker)

Kingfisher and Green Sandpiper – Peter Maddern

Little Grebe – Peter Maddern

Kingsmill Lake: 1 summer plumage Cattle Egret, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Osprey, 53+ Redshank, 14+ Greenshank, 34 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper and 60+ Curlew, also Osprey reported. (P Kemp, M Beer)

Trevean: 1 Black-tailed Godwit over. (M Wallace)

Stithians Reservoir: 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 29 Curlew. (D Eva, J & D Chapman) Also 11 Black-tailed Godwit (R Augarde)

Devoran: juv Ruff, juv Knot, 4+ Whimbrel, c15 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Dunlin, 3 Teal (J & D Chapman)

Mousehole Harbour: 19 Turnstone. (S Grose) 50+ Gannet, also Common Dolphin. (J Howells)

Penzance: 43 Turnstone, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover on Wherrytown Beach, 10 Mediterranean Gull on the water opposite Railway station. (S Grose)

Mounts Bay: 2 Grey Phalorope, 15+ Storm Petrel, 1 Arctic Skua and feeding frenzy of Gannet. (S Rogers, D Parker)

Hayle Estuary RSPB Carnsew pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 19 Oystercatcher, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, 7 Rock Pipit, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Linnet, 1 Kestrel over, 1 Rook. (S Grose)

St Gothian Sands LNR: 15 Little Grebe, 10 Coot, 31 Linnet, 13 Sand Martin, 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Dunlin, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Shelduck briefly. (S Grose)

Windmill Farm: Whinchat, Dunlin, Snipe, 5 Canada Geese. (D Wright)

Gluvian: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher (B Bosisto, L Payne, M Bosisto)

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Pied Flycatcher – Bob Bosisto

Connor Downs: 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull in ploughed field at Trevaskis Farm. (S Grose)

Gannel Estuary: 9 Little Egret, 40+ Rook, 2 Barn Owl at Penpol Creek. (S Grose)

Polbathic Creek:  Barn Owl (over marsh at 7.00am; last night at 6.30 – 7.00pm), also 27 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron. (A Blonden)

Carbis Bay: 1 Arctic Skua, 17 Sandwich Tern. (N Sluman)

Sunday 5th July 2020

Late News, 4/7, Coverack: 4 Common Scoter in the bay (3m, 1f). (D Wood)

Lizard Point: 1 Cory’s Shearwater lingering. (I Maclean)

Drift Reservoir: 130 Swift and 4 Tufted Duck. (D Flumm)

Pendeen: Wilson’s Petrel past at 06:18. (P Combridge) Probable Wilson’s Petrel, 14 Storm Petrel and 4 Puffin 06:30 – 10:00. (R Wilkins)

Porthgwarra: 3 Sooty Shearwater, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 5 Puffin, 2 Arctic Tern and 1 Sandwich Tern. (B Mellow et al)

St Ives: 1 Storm Petrel reported at 10:30.

Scorrier: Red Kite over at 10:50. (R Copeland)

Colliford Reservoir and Dozmary Pool: 1900 Canada Goose, 4 Cormorant, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Raven,43 Carrion Crow, 27 Jackdaw, 3 Magpie, 45 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Wren, 2 Reed Bunting ,13 Wheatear(10 juvs) and 2 Meadow Brown. No birds were present on Dozmary Pool. (DA Conway)

St Agnes (07:30-10:00): 2 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 6,855 Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannet, 27 Fulmar, 8 Kittiwake, 98 Auks. (P Roseveare)

Towan Head: c. 10000 Manx Shearwater this am. (S Rowe, M Lammas)

East Pentire, Newquay: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull late pm (S Rowe)

Chynhalls Point, Coverack, (08:15-10:30): 410 Manx Shearwater, 28 Balearic Shearwater (including a flock of 9, 8 of which settled on the sea), 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 40+ Kittiwake, 7 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Fulmar, 30+ auk, mostly Razorbill, steady passage of Gannet and a family party of Stonechat. Also, 18 Mediterranean Gulls (11 adults, 4 2cy, 3 1cy) on rocks at high tide this morning. (D Wood)

Downderry (0540-0820): 1 Great crested Grebe, 590+ Gannet, 39 Balearic Shearwater, 24 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua and 1 Kittiwake. Also 1 Mediterranean Gull east. (A Payne)

Falmouth Docks: 3 Herring Gull, 1 with blue plastic ring on left leg :W109, 1 with blue plastic ring on right leg :W071,1 with blue plastic ring on right leg W:038. (S Grose)

Swanpool: 1 Buzzard, 1 pr of Mute Swan with 6 Cygnets, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 m Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Coot, 8 Little Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck. (S Grose)

Swanvale: 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Coal Tit. (S Grose)

Perranarworthal: 1 Common Sandpiper on the estuary opp Norway Inn. (S Grose)

Penhale Point: 150+ Linnet. (S Grose)

Penryn River: 5 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 17 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 12 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 28 Black-headed Gull, 47 Herring Gull. (J St Ledger)

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jays looks to be a family, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail. (R Mudge)

Cowlands Creek, Truro: 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank. (R Augarde)

Penwithick (private garden): 2 Robin, 6 Chaffinch, 5 Starling, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Jay , 8 Long-Tailed Tit (6 adult, 2 Juvenile), 3 Bullfinch (1f, 2m), 4 Blue Tit (1 adult, 3 Juvenile), 1 Siskin, 9 House Sparrow,1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. (K Bowers)

Jay – Kevin Bowers

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Kevin Bowers

Long-tailed Tit – Kevin Bowers

Siskin – Kevin Bowers

Bullfinch – Kevin Bowers

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Wednesday 14th August 2019

Late news, 13/8, Falmouth: Leatherback Turtle seen from a kayak off Pendennis. (J Adger)

Late news, 13/8, Dobwalls: 40 House Sparrow in the garden. (C and J Duffy)

Late news 13/8 Walmsley: 1 Coot feeding two young. (J St Ledger)

Coot – John St Ledger

Lizard Point (07:45-10:00): 1 Wilson’s Petrel past close at 9.32. Also 19 Storm Petrels, 8 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater. (I Maclean)

Levant: Probable Wilson’s Petrel, 5 Storm Petrel, 11,000 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua and 3 Whimbrel 13:00-14:30. (P Fraser)

Porthgwarra: 5 Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearic Shearwater, 36 Storm Petrel, 3 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua & 3 Arctic Tern prior to 13:30. (I Prentice)

Pendeen Watch: 4 Chough. 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Kestrel & 2 Wheatear (females) at 15:30. (K, P & H Woolley)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: 1 Green Sandpiper, juv. Yellow-legged Gull, 106 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank. (R Veal)

Wadebridge: 1 Knot (summer plumage), 77 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Oystercatcher between Bridge bike hire & the old bridge. (S Grose)

Downderry: 780 Manx, 2 Puffin, 432 Gannet, 71 Fulmar, 1 Balearic Shearwater & 1 Storm Petrel 07:30-10:00. (P Kemp)

Gannel Estuary: 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 100 +mixed gulls 09:00. (M Lammas)

East Pentire, Newquay (16:00-18:30): 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 10000 Manx Shearwater, 4 Storm Petrel, 1 Great Skua, 2 Sandwich Tern, 12 ‘Comic ‘ Tern. (S Rowe)

Pentire Point to Rumps: 2 Stonechat, 2 Whitethroat, Swallows swirling in a murmuration,  1 Rock Pipit, 1 Linnet and c40 House Sparrows in the brambles just above the farm. (K Clements)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Great Crested Grebe. (R Chiffers)

Greenshank – Robin Chiffers

Common Sandpiper – Robin Chiffers

Great Crested Grebe – Robin Chiffers

Tywardreath: 1 Treecreeper in private garden at 14:05. 2 young Bullfinch on garden feeders. (R. Barlow)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Dunlin, 4 Turnstone, 3 Lapwing, 1 Mediterranean Gull (juv), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift. (J St Ledger) Also Jay and Sparrowhawk. (S Williams)

Sparrowhawk – Stephen Williams

Walmsley: 45 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 90 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Wood Pigeon, 22 Swift, 1 Skylark, c.40 Sand Martin, c.80 House Martin, 25 Swallow, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Goldfinch, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Fox, 1 Meadow Brown, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Green-veined White (M Scawen et al.)

Dobwalls: 3 Sparrowhawks over the garden, being pursued by Crows (C&J Duffy)

Tredrizzisk: 5 Bullfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, from a private garden. (S Grose)

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Saturday 13th October 2018

Devoran, Tallack’s Creek: 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 8 Greenshank, 4 Dunlin. 1 Peregrine at cSW801389. (J St Ledger)

Lesser Yellowlegs – John St Ledger

Long Rock: 1w Little Gull and Common Tern from the car park. (P Walsh) Little Gull still present this afternoon. (R Veal)

Mousehole: 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 “blue” Fulmar, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Tern, 4 Common Tern off the car park between 07:45 & 12:15. (P St Pierre, M Ahmad, R Veal et al) 1 Leach’s Petrel 12:15 to 15:45. (M Elliott) Also Wilson’s Petrel 10:32, 28 Med Gull. (P Roseveare)

Leach’s Petrel – Tony Mills

Newlyn: 2 Leach’s Petrel, 2 Storm Petrel, 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Grey Phalarope and 2 commic terns past Sandy Cove. (L Proctor) 3 Sandwich Tern in the harbour briefly this afternoon. (T Mills)

Video of Leach’s Petrel off Roskilly – John Chapple

Porthgwarra: 3 Leach’s Petrel from the cove, also 3 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Skua & Arctic Skua between 11:30 & 12:00. (M Wallace) 1 Wilson’s Petrel (14:10), 5+ Leach’s Petrel, 14 Great Skua, 9 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Balearic Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater and 3 Sandwich Tern between 10:00 & 15:45. (R Archer, G Lawlor)

Lizard Point: 20 Arctic Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 23 Great Skua, 17 Storm Petrel, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 55 Balearic Shearwater, 45 Manx Shearwater, 2 Puffin. (T Blunden, I Maclean, J Foster, J Selby, S Croft)

Coverack: juv Long-tailed Skua and Great Shearwater past Chynalls Point. (J Foster)

Porthkidney: 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Common Tern, 4 Sandwich Tern. (R Veal)

Lelant Garden Centre: 1 Firecrest in leylandii hedge next to railway line. (S Grose)

Pendeen: Ring Ouzel at Calartha Farm. (J Swann, P Combridge)

Hayle Estuary RSPB: Cattle Egret off Old Quay House this afternoon. (R Veal) Adult Roseate Tern below causeway bridge at 16:25 for 5 mins. Came in for wash and preen on bank before flying off, no rings. Adult or sub adult Spoonbill still present in main estuary. (J Hawkey) Carnsew Pool: 1 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Sandwich Tern, 7 Ringed Plover, 1 Razorbill, & 1 Grey Seal. (S Grose) Also 1 Arctic Tern, 15 Common Tern, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50 Ringed Plover. (R Veal, P Roseveare)

St Clement: 1 Cattle Egret in lower field below farm buildings at Menadews Farm. (S Grose)

Towan Head: 1 Short-eared Owl. (S Viles)

Stithians Reservoir: 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank. (D Eva) 1 Greenshank, 7 Lapwing, 2 Wheatear. (D Chaney)

Hayle Millpond Gardens: 2 Gadwall (m+f), 2 Little Egret. (S Grose)

Loe Pool: 43 Cormorant, 13 Great Crested Grebe, (including 1 immature thought to have been reared here), 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 3 Arctic Tern resting on the Bar and 2 Cetti’s Warbler (1 of them in a new location near the bottom of Degibna Farm lane). Also 1 Sandwich Tern and 5 Commic Tern over the sea. (G Adams, D Wright)

Gannel Estuary: 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 4 Raven over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe. (S Grose)

Padstow: 1 juv Arctic Tern, 5 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 462 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Gull, 1 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher. (B Bosisto)

Polbathic Creek: Barn Owl hunting over salt marsh at 17:30. (A Blonden)

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